Cambridge Pixel Newsletter

Sensor Processing and Display

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Euronaval Exhibition
IFF Support
Blighter radar at Korean DMZ
RadarView analysis tools
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Issue: 20October 2014
Cambridge Pixel at Euronaval, Le Bourget, Paris


We will be exhibiting our latest products at the Euronaval exhibition in Paris from 27th to 31st

October. Come and see us at stand G104 to see our latest radar tracking, simulation and primary radar display software. Recent developments being demonstrated include support for IFF simulation and tracking (see article below), allowing primary and secondary radars to be displayed, tracked and fused, for example for air defence applications. Also on show will be our SPx Server software showing display and target tracking from the Kelvin Hughes SharpEye radar.

IFF Radar - Display, Tracking and Fusion

As an extension of our capabilities to receive and process primary radar, Cambridge Pixel's products now support IFF radar. The IFF video can be captured with a standard HPx-200 card, decoded to extract Mode 1,2,3A,C information and then used for display, target tracking and track fusion.


The SPx Server plot extraction software decodes IFF video to provide IFF ID and altitude which can be displayed and used by the target tracker and fusion modules. The decoded track data can also be output in standard ASTERIX CAT-48 format, so an IFF decode-to-ASTERIX option is available.

The IFF radar video can be scan converted to create a picture of the IFF barcode 
and overlaid with the decoded IFF data and track location.


To support development, testing and system integration, the SPx Radar Simulator software can now generate IFF video in ASTERIX CAT-240 or as radar signals (using the HPx-300 card). A single instance of SPx Radar Simulator can be configured to simulate multiple primary and secondary radars, with full control over which targets generate a primary and a secondary signature.

Note: The support for IFF generation is included in the latest release of SPx Radar Simulator. Support for IFF Target Tracking will be available in the November release of the SPx Server software.

SPx Server in Korean DMZ with Blighter Radar

Cambridge Pixel has supplied its radar tracking technology to Blighter Surveillance Systems for use as part of a persistent surveillance capability along the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), a buffer zone running 250km across the Korean peninsula and separating North and South Korea.


Cambridge Pixel's software tracker has been optimised for use with the Blighter B400 series long-range electronic-scanning radars to provide target track identification, heading and speed as well as multi hypothesis tracking to reduce nuisance alarms. The tracking software receives radar detections from the Blighter radar and correlates information across multiple scans to create tracks that describe the position and dynamics of targets of interest. The tracks are then reported back into the BlighterView HMI command and control (C2) software platform.

RadarView - New Analysis Tools

We have added additional analysis tools into RadarView. The latest RadarView software now supports the generation of statistics in an area of radar coverage, including min, max, mean and standard deviation. Radar video in the selected area can also be recorded for later analysis. We are currently working on additional display tools, including a histogram display, which we anticipate releasing before the end of the year.




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